This is sadly the 2nd time. The first was about 10 years ago. I live in washington/oregon but he lives in virginia and go arrested in virginia. He was about to move here but now hes in jail... his hearing is in 2 weeks. Is there ANY way to keep him out of jail? Like... do they offer the option to just not come back to the state... im sure this is a dumb question but i need to know if theres any loopholes or any way i can help. I would gladly bring him here to live with me and find him honest work.
You will need to retain an attorney and ask those questions with his specific case facts and his past criminal records. If it is the second time, probably, he will have a harsher punishment than the last time. Just not entering the state would not satisfy as a defense. You have to retain a criminal defense attorney in the state where the criminal act occurred (Virginia) because that state has the jurisdiction and Virginia laws apply. Good luck.
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It sounds like he is accused of either Distributing Marijuana or Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana, both of which are serious.
No, "promise not to come back to Virginia" isn't an option. This is a very serious felony offense for which he could be sent to prison. Furthermore, the previous conviction makes this case even worse than if it was his first offense.
If the outcome of his case is important, then he needs to do everything possible to put himself in the best position to get the best result. Being represented by an experienced, respected and successful Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney is one such thing.
I hope this is helpful.
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